Costuming… It’s Hard!
I believe I mentioned that I am making my own costumes for Dragon*Con this year.
Of course, by “making”, it’s more along the lines of decorating some prom dresses I found at Goodwill.
But – my word! This is sure giving me an appreciation of what people who actually make their own costumes do.
So far, I’ve applied beads to a LOT of hem, and today beaded an applique.
SO MUCH WORK!
I could have bought an applique for $9 ($18 for 2)… but instead, I spent 3.5 hours today putting my own beads on a flame pattern.
If I think about my actual hourly rate for “work”… I would have certainly come out cheaper buying it. But… I am committed to my plan. I AM making my costumes this year – as much as I possibly can, at any rate.
I think another couple of weekends might even see me at a point I could take a picture of it for bloggy purposes 🙂